BRENHAM CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD SEVERAL WORKSHOPS AT THURSDAY MEETING

  

The Brenham City Council will go over a variety of topics in work session at its meeting Thursday.

The council will discuss possible amendments pertaining to city ordinance for subdivisions, hear a presentation on the city’s policies and procedures for boards and commissions, and review the 2019-20 Fiscal Year Third Quarter financial report.

Due to the increase in both commercial and residential development, city staff are considering revising a pair of sections of the subdivision ordinance.  Staff are first proposing that the city consider requiring all development, both commercial and residential, to place all utilities within the development underground.  Currently, the ordinance only requires utilities within residential developments to be underground.

Staff are also proposing a re-write to the fiscal security provisions section of the ordinance, which details the required processes for a private developer to build public infrastructure within a subdivision.  City officials wish to amend the section to eliminate confusion about the required processes, as well as clarify the fiscal security options available.

Also in session Thursday, the council will consider continuing the mayoral declaration of a local disaster due to a public health emergency related to COVID-19.  It will also hear an update on the city’s continued COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

The council will also consider:

  • Second reading of an ordinance adopting the 2020-21 Fiscal Year budget.
  • Second reading of an ordinance levying 2020 property taxes for the city at 50.4 cents per $100 valuation.
  • A contract between the city and DBT Transportation Services, LLC related to the support and maintenance of the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the Brenham Municipal Airport.
  • Issue a proclamation in recognition of Brenham Police K-9 Robbie.
  • Issue a proclamation declaring September 17-23 as Constitution Week.

The council will meet Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m., at Brenham City Hall.

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